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true blue

Clothing, Outfit Inspiration, SummerJackieComment

outfit details :: eliza j dress // stella & dot necklace // stella & dot earrings // stella & dot  link, cuff, stretch bracelets // clare v clutch // sandals (similar) // photos by kate davis photography

If you've been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks, you may have missed the Nordstrom Anniversary sale that is happening in stores and online.  There are only a few days left to find some amazing fall deals.  I know it's like 100 degrees outside and it's hard to even think about buying a sweater, but there are some perfect wear now pieces like this Eliza J fit and flare dress.

It's another versatile piece that you can wear multiple ways.  Throw on a blazer and wear to the office, wear it with wedges and a cardigan over the shoulders to church, or wear it with your favorite heels on a night out with that special someone.  

If dresses are not on your shopping list, check out some of my favorite fall picks to wear now and into fall.

Happy Shopping! 




red

Casual Outfit Inpiration, Mom StyleSherriComment

I've always been drawn to red, to tell you the truth.  It's bold, and fun, and a little wacky.  So clearly, I chose to attend a college where game day REQUIRED being dressed in red. (This is obviously not the only reason I chose to attend UGA. Maybe.)

It was during one of these game days, that a sweet little old lady stopped me.  As I prepared to accept her compliment on my fantastic red dress, she's all, "honey, you should never wear red with your skin tone and hair color." I'm pretty sure she threw in a bless your heart, for good measure. 

(If you speak southern, you know that she was basically saying that red makes me look like an unfortunate troll.)

Little did she know, her comment just made me want to prove her wrong by finding the perfect red dress.  

Because of determination. Perseverance.  Commitment to FASHION EXCELLENCE.

Or because I'm stubborn.  #letsbehonest

Well, guess what, lady? I found it. BLESS YOUR HEART.  

(That's southern for "suck it.")

Until next time,

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#nsale :: styled

Casual Outfit Inpiration, Outfit Inspiration, Spring/Summer Style, Sale AlertLaurenComment

It's the final days of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale {it ends August 2nd}, and if you haven't yet shopped it, don't delay any longer!

I thought it would be fun to dress up in and style some of my favorite #nsale picks, since all my pictures about my sale picks this far have been dressing room selfies. Here are four outfits I love, all things that can worn now and that will transition into Fall effortlessly.

Matched two-piece seperates are trending like crazy this season {and will be into the next}. I love how these peachy-blush flippy shorts and open-back blouse look paired together AND how they can be styled separatly with other pieces with ease. The shorts are surprisingly comfortable and flattering, and can be worn into Fall. Each piece is currently on sale for under $50!

topshop shorts | topshop blouse | c/o elaine turner shoes, currently on sale | chloe bag | stella & dot necklace | c/o kendra scott bracelet | c/o kendra scott rings | rayban sunglasses

This jumpsuit is the perfect summer to fall transitional piece. And it's just $51.90!

nordstrom jumpsuitjoie sandalsysl handbag

This dress is in my top three favorite #nsale finds this year. It's the perfect LBD and under $60! It's truly a year round piece that can be worn and accessorized so many different ways. Also, how amazing are these strappy shoes?! {They are also on the sale!}

topshop dress | joie sandals | rebecca minkoff bag | oxydo sunglasses | c/o kendra scott bracelet | micheal kors watch

I'm a sucker for striped dresses and this one is ultra-comfy. A perfect weekend, travel and/or mom-on-the-go dress. I tied my favorite #nsale chambray shirt around my waist. If you are on the market for a chambray shirt, look no further. It feels like butter and comes in three shades, too!

topshop dress | nordstrom shirt | c/o sole society sandals | similar crossbody | c/o kendra scott ring | michael kors watch | c/o kendra scott bracelet

{All images by J.Nelly Photography.}

Happy sale-shopping! And, as always, feel free to email me at lauren@editbylauren.com with sizing questions on anything I'm wearing.

Stylishly yours,

P.S. Congratulations to the winner of our $100 Nordstrom gift card giveaway, Sheila Hippe!! And thank you to all who entered by subscribing to our blog list! Stay tuned for another fun giveaway, and enjoy shopping the #nsale with your gift card, Sheila!! 

checked out

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outfit details :: gingham skirt (similar) // loft tank // tory burch sandals // cross body (splurge and steal) // stella & dot link bracelet // stella & dot jewel bracelet // tassel necklace (similar) // stella & dot stud earrings // sunglasses (similar) // photos by kate davis photography

Gingham has been a favorite this spring and summer and shows no signs of slowing down.  I've always been a big fan of a bold check and love seeing it repurposed into different silhouettes.

I purchased this red gingham skirt last spring before Piperlime shut down it's website.  I absolutely love it and was excited to find this Chicwish version that is on sale for under $50.  It's actually a versatile piece that you can wear well into the fall with boots and booties.

You can see a side by side comparison of this skirt worn two different ways.

Find your gingham wardrobe staple below.

Happy Shopping! 


pretty in pink

Outfit Inspiration, Spring/Summer StyleLauren1 Comment

c/o yumi kim romper || sam edelman shoes || stella & dot necklace || c/o vera bradley clutch || c/o kendra scott bracelets || karen walker sunglasses c/o ditto {rent these free for a month with code EDITBYLAUREN} || photography by jnelly photography 

Pink is such a fun pop of color for summer, and the shade of this romper is perfection...a hue that works for almost every skin tone! It's no secret that I love romper's and Yumi Kim rompers have been a favorite this season. They fit like a dream! {Remember the gorgeous floral one I styled this Spring?} If you haven't yet tried a romper, or are looking for the perfect piece for an upcoming vacation or event, I highly recommend trying Yumi Kim!

And if you are looking for a fun, neutral dressy sandal, I'm loving the fresh look of these white snakeskin heels. They look great with bright colors, paired with other whites and even with black.

Happy Weekend!


embroidery

Casual Outfit Inpiration, Spring/Summer StyleSherriComment

Embroidery is a huge trend, y'all.  And no, I don't mean your Nana's embroidered hand towels.  Although I'm sure they're lovely.  

I'm talking straight up, hippie-chic, embroidery on any and all articles of clothing.  But especially, especially, this dress.  

(Also? I would like to officially propose marriage to Free People. That is all.)

free people dress (similar) || sole society booties || fox den designs bracelets || rayban sunglasses || similar earrings || photography by jnelly photography

And now, I plan to entice you to shop all of my favorite embroidered finds....muahahahahaha.

Until Next Time,


lace & blues

Casual Outfit Inpiration, Spring/Summer StyleLaurenComment

nordstrom top, currently 33% off! || free people skirt || c/o gigi new york handbag || jeffrey campbell via nordstrom shoes || c/o lisi lerch necklace || stella & dot cuff || elizabeth and james sunglasses c/o ditto  {rent these sunglasses for FREE for a month with code EDITBYLAUREN} || photography by heidi geldhauser || hair by velvet salon

A white lace top and breezy skirt are two great summer essentials that can be mixed and matched to create many different looks. This lace blouse is perfection, and is a staple piece that acts as a building block for all kinds of outfits, year-round. I love it tucked into skirts, like I am wearing it here, as well as worn out with jeans and shorts, and then layered under blazers and jackets for Fall and Winter.

I hosted a private styling event at Nordstrom a few weeks ago and this top was the best seller of the evening! Half the group walked away with this lacey blouse! It seems to flatter everyone. {And it's  now 33% off, so be sure to snag it while it lasts!}

And can we talk about these lace-up wedges?! Gorgeous, right?!? They are also a piece that will transition effortlessly into Fall. They look fab with skirts and dresses as well as cuffed skinny jeans.

Last but not least, I am sporting another favorite pair of sunnies here that can be rented for just $19/month from DITTO, my new go-to source for designer sunglasses. You'll get your first month free when you use code EDITBYLAUREN at checkout. 

Happy Wednesday! 

Stylishly yours,



hair diaries

Beauty & HairLaurenComment

Those of you who live in the South understand how difficult it is to keep your hair managable and under control during the hot and humid summer months!

Here are a few products that are saving my hair this summer ::

1. Living Proof No Frizz Styling Cream :: I add a dime sized amount of this nourishing cream through my wet hair after washing. It eliminates frizz by blocking humidity and smoothes and conditions without weighing hair down. It also repels dirt to keep hair cleaner and frizz-free longer.

2. LIving Proof No Frizz Humidity Shield :: This weightless spray is the last step in my hair-care regime. It miraculously sets the hair and blocks humidity and frizz.

3. It's a 10 Miracle Blow Dry Volumizer :: I'm a root-volumizer junkie and have tried them ALL. This one is absoulte best! I spray it along my part and through my roots before styling.

4. Scwarzkopf Osis+ Freeze Hairspray :: I'm a self-proclaimed hair-spray addict and have tried them ALL! This is bar-none the best hair spray for all-day hold. A little goes a long way and keeps curly or straight styles in place no matter the weather!

5. Indique French Argan Oil :: I've recently started using Argan Oil on my hair a few times a week and have noticed a significant different in hydration and shine. I smooth a dime-sized amount through the ends of my hair while it is wet, avoiding the root. Here's another great Argan Oil option.

Last but certainly not least, my best hair "secret" is that I wear a row of Indique hair extensions to add fullness to my hair. I have worn Indique hair for about a year now...when my hair was long, I kept the extensions cut at the same length of my hair to give it body and bounce, and now that is cut shorter, I still keep some extra hair in to give it thickness. I've tried lots of different hair extensions over the years and Indique is the best quality hair by far. It feels luxe and looks amazing! {I wear the Hysteria.} The best thing about this hair, besides it fabulous look and feel, is that it lasts and lasts...my Indique hair will easily last me 12-18 months. In my opinion, this is one of the very best investments you can make with your hair!

Indique currently has fourteen boutiques around the nation, including Atlanta, New York, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and Chicago where you can stop in and pick your perfect hair in person. Or, you can order your hair online. Indique is offering Edit by Lauren followers 10% off your entire purchase {excluding hair tools and the Sea Collection} through 07/31/15 with code LAUREN10. If you are in the Atlanta area and need a hair stylist recommendation for putting in extensions, or have any other hair questions, feel free to email me at lauren@editbylauren.com.

Stylishly yours,

{all photography by Heidi Geldhauser}

summer leaf

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outfit details :: loft dress // steve madden shoes // chloe bag (splurge and steal) // necklace (similar) // stella & dot earrings // stella & dot link bracelet and jewel bracelet // photos by kate davis photography

It's been crazy hot these past few weeks and finding an outfit to wear seems unbearable considering any item of clothing causes hot flashes and sweat to drip in places you didn't know were possible.  It's not a secret that I love dresses and lately it's the only thing I want to wear.

This Loft leafy print halter dress is a great piece that can take you from work to weekend with the click of your favorite black heels.  Throw on a blazer, denim jacket, or cardigan for that 9 to 5 work week and then shed your layers once you hit the door.  The drawstring tie waist is perfect for creating shape and the lightweight fabric keeps you cool yet still appropriate for more conservative type events and workplaces.  

Once you've hit the weekend, wear this dress as a stand alone piece with flats and a crossbody for the farmer's market or brunch with friends.  It's also versatile enough to wear out with your favorite heels and dressed up jewels for a night out on the town.

Have I convinced you yet that dresses are your go to for the summer?  Not sure about this one?  Shop some of my other favorites below.

Happy Shopping


#nsale favs under $50

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Today kicks off public-access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Here's a few of my "too-good-to-be-true" under $50 favorites. {Click on the pics above to see product details.}

1. Vegan Leather Bucket Bag :: The bucket bag is an "it" bag to have for fall, and this one looks way more expensive than it's $31.90 price tag.

2. Kendra Scott Stone Stud Earrings :: A perfect everyday earring and a great gift.

3. Zella Live in Capris :: These are super stretchy, comfy, and flattering; ideal for indoor or outdoor workouts.  I bought these personally and am going to start wearing them immediately!

4. Quilted Vegan Leather Crossbody Bag :: Every gal needs a crossbody for travel and evening-wear. This glam little bag looks luxe, even though it's less than $30!

5. Trapeze Dress :: This flowy flattering dress comes in four colors. Wear it day to night with flats, heels, ankle booties or tall boots. It's so versatile and comfortable, you'll want more than one! 

6. Feather Trim Panama Hat :: Fall fashion is all about hats this year, and I just love the feather detail on this one!

7. Print Woven 'Happi Coat' Robe :: I'm always on the lookout for pretty, light-wieght robes. I wear one while getting ready each day and love to pack one for travel. This kimono-style version comes in six peppy prints.

8.  Ted Baker 'Washbag' Cosmetic Case :: I purchased this glossy, structured little bag to hold my everyday cosmetics. It's the perfect size to throw in a handbag for a day on-the-go.

9. Faux-Fur Stole :: I searched and searched for an affordable faux-fur stole last winter but they had all sold out early in the season. As hard as it is even think about wearing a warm layer like this during July, you'll be glad to did come December!

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Happy Weekend!




sherri's #nsale picks

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I know I don't need to tell y'all that it's truly THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR. 

(If you don't know what I'm talking about, then A) you live under a rock. And B) Congratulations. You are probably still in possession of your life savings.)

For everyone else, you know the sale of which I am speaking.  Last year, it was known around my house as The Sale Which Shall Not Be Named.  Or, The Sale Which Made Me Best Friends with The UPS Guy. 

(I wish I could say that I am exaggerating when I tell you he had to unload my purchases with a dolly.)

So, at the risk of making all of your husbands hate me, here are my top picks from the 2015 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  Hide yo wallets, hide yo credit cards. 

(Just kidding.  Don't hide anything, and be sure to click on the pictures below to shop.)

Until next time,


orange theory

Outfit Inspiration, Spring/Summer StyleLauren1 Comment

I've got to say, this outfit is one of my current favorites. It incorporates several of my most-loved, go-to pieces for the summer. This off-the-shoulder dress is such a fun pop of color and is wearable for almost any occassion. It's under $100 and perfect if you have been wanting to try a trending shoulder-showing style. {I sized up one size since it is a slim fit without much stretch.}

 This gorgeous monogrammed satchel is my go-to handbag of the summer. {It comes in several colors.} And these sandals are my most-worn pair of the season. They really seem to go with everything and are super comfortable!!

And did you hear about the most genious designer sunglasses solution ever? A new company called Ditto RENTS designer shades for just $19/month! The Karen Walker pair I am wearing here are from Ditto. I am ob-sessed with Ditto's innovative idea, selection and customer service. Even better news? You'll receive a free month when you sign up with DITTO using code EDITBYLAUREN.

Happy Hump-Day!

fit and flare

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outfit details :: j crew linen dress (currently 30% off) // j crew metallic shoes // floral clutch (similar) // AC necklace // stella & dot link bracelet and jeweled bracelet // stella & dot stud earrings // photo by kate davis photo

I have always loved a fit and flare styled dress.  It's a classic silhouette that stands the test of time and will never go out of style.  This chevron striped linen dress from J Crew is the perfect summer piece for just about any occasion.  The chambray color is the perfect blank canvas for a pop of color with your accessories.  Add a floral printed clutch, a colored shoe, or even a bold necklace to make this simple dress stand out wherever your plans take you.

Shop some other of my favorite fit and flare styles here.

Stay posted for some of my top picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.

Happy Shopping! 

#nsale top picks :: part two

Fall/Winter Style, Outfit Inspiration, Sale AlertLauren10 Comments

I spent some more time shopping for personal styling clients {and myself!} again Friday at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and discovered a few more favorites. {If you missed my initial blog on #nsale picks, click here.}

This camo tee is adorable, and perfect for year-round wear. I love it with denim shorts or white jeans now and layered under a jacket or blazer for Fall. And I just LOVE this suede mini, which will be a major trend this Fall. This skirt will be cute with bare legs, tights, riding boots, booties and/or flats, and the fact that it is under $50 makes it a must-have for all of you skirt-lovers. {I normally wear an XS in skirts but sized up to a size Small.} There are two other cute suede skirts on the sale here and here

This dress is one of my top two favorite sale purchases. {My other favorite is this vest.} I love the cold shoulders and the overall fit. This is the kind of LBD that can be worn for so many different occassions! It's under $60 and I'm obsessed!

Winter whites will be on-trend for Fall, and this retro-mod dress is perfect for day-time, the office or an evening affair. {The dress wasn't available in my size in store, so the one I am wearing is one size too big.} It's also available in a pretty wine shade and in navy.}

This silk blouse is the prettiest color and is perfect to wear tucked in with flared jeans or skirts or tucked out with skinny jeans. It's a great layering piece, too. These flared jeans fit amazing! They super stretchy, comfy and flattering, and are, hands-down, one of best deals of the #nsale at just $64.

A military-style jacket is a practical layering piece each Fall, and this moto-style cropped version is fab! {I love the army-green paired with the peachy rose blouse I talked about above.}

This fringed scarf is an easy way to accessorize almost any tee, blouse or jacket for Fall. It's just $12 and a no-brainer to add to your online shopping cart!

These two fab workout wear pieces hadn't arrived in store the first day of the sale, and I was excited to see them when I returned back to the store on Friday! This quilted jacket is fab and dresses up any workout ensemble, and these leggings with mesh-inserts are so fun. I can't wait to wear them to yoga and barre classes!

Here's a round-up of what I am wearing in the pictures above ::

And here are a few more favorites from clothing to home to beauty I have added to my wish-list ::

Happy Shopping! And please feel free to shoot me an email at lauren@editbylauren.com if you have questions about sizing, etc. on any of these items.

P.S. In celebration of the launch of Edit by Lauren's new site and blog, we are giving away a $100 Nordstrom gift card! To enter to win, simply subscribe to our blog. You can do so on the right-hand column of the blog. For an extra entry, "like" us on Facebook and comment here that you did. {Comment button on the top of this post.} We will announce a winner next Monday!

#nsale top picks :: part one

Fall/Winter Style, Sale AlertLaurenComment

It's here! My favorite sale of the entire year...the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I like to refer to this sale as a "reverse sale," because it is made up of all brand-new, just released Fall items that are drastically marked down {up to 50% off!} before returning to their regular prices after the sale.

Today kicks off early access for Nordstrom card holders, and then it will open up to the public on July 16th. {If you aren't a card holder, you can apply for a card and then start shopping immediatley.}

I spent this morning at Nordstrom pulling clothes for personal shopping clients and doing a little shopping with my mom for both of us. Here are a few selfies I snapped while trying on some of my favorite sale items. {Stay tuned for more sale favorites coming soon...I haven't even had time to personally try on all the clothes I'd like to or venture into shoes and accessories yet!}

I have officially found my new favorite pair of skinny jeans! These Hudson mid-rise skinnies feel like a legging and fit like a dream. {The color is much better in person than it appears in this pic.} I'll be living in these as soon as the weather cools! And this is the cutest, softest flannel shirt, that is shockingly under $30! Both of these items went home with me today.

Those of you who have been following the Edit blog for a while know that I have a *slight* faux-fur obsession during Fall and Winter. This vest is my favorite clothing item I found shopping the sale today. The color is gorgeous and it feels super luxe. And did I mention it is under $100?! If you want a faux-fur vest for Fall {which you should!}, order this one IMMEDIATELY! It will most definitely sell out. {I am wearing a US size 4 here and ordered a US size 2.}

Speaking of fur vests, this one is also under $100, and comes in three gorgeous colors. {I am wearing the green, but the blue and the gray options are equally pretty. I want all three!!}

EVERY gal needs a light-washed chambray shirt in her wardrobe. This one fits perfectly and feels like butter! It's a piece you can start wearing now, and will be so glad you purchased come Fall. At just $44, this is another piece to order PRONTO! {I am wearing an XS.}

This grid-print fit & flare dress is adorable. It's appropriate for the office, as well as an evening out. It's cute with bare legs or tights, and the back dress has a fab zipper detail. {I am 5'7 and wearing a size 2 regular. It hits just above my knee. If you are my height or shorter, I recommend ordering a petite if you like a shorter length.}

I know I sound like a broken record when I say this striped cape is ANOTHER sale favorite. But, really...how cute is this?! It's lightweight and perfect for layering. I envision wearing it over black skinny jeans or black faux-leather leggings with over the knee boots and/or booties! {Yep, it's in my bag from today's trip, too!}

This little lace top is super cute on its own and looks perfect layered under the cape pictured above. It's something that you can start wearing now with shorts and/or skinny jeans for late-summer.

If you are in the market for a comfy distressed jean, look no further. These distressed rolled straight legs are SO comfy!! I love the wash, distressing and the detail on the cuff. And did I mention they are $59?! {I am wearing a size 2 and they fit just right. I recommend ordering true to size.}

This black and white plaid coat is just so cute! I love that it makes a big statement while keeping neutral enough to layer over just about anything. 

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One of my favorite things to stock up on during the Nordstrom sale each year is workout wear. I just LOVE this reversable jacket, that reverses to all black. 

This cozy pullover is unbelievably soft and will be a casual staple in my Fall/Winter weekend wardrobe. These Zella Live-In Leggings, just $33, are a must-have workout staple, since they can be worn to the gym as well as paired with boots as a comfy everyday legging. Since I already own several pairs of the basic black, I opted for the bright purple this year.

These Zella patterned cropped leggings are super stretchy and comfy...perfect for intense indoor or outdoor workouts. The darting makes them flattering, too! And this ruffle back jacket "dresses up" any workout ensemble, making it perfect for running errands and weekend-wear. It comes in multiple colors, making it difficult to just choose one!

Shop all the pieces I am wearing in one place here :: 

I'll be sharing more favorites throughout the sale, but here are some more of my "top picks" for those of you shopping the sale early access!

Favorite clothing, jeans and coats ::

Favorite shoes ::

Favorite handbags and accessories ::

Happy Shopping! And be sure to follow me over on Instagram @laurenlefevre for more sale updates and favorites in real time!

summer beauty favs

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Summer should be all about effortless-beauty, right? While I'm not {but often wish I was!} the "roll out of bed and head out the door" kind of gal, these products take a lot of fuss out of my daily/weekly routine and make looking glam and pulled together a little easier! 

Here's a run down on why I can't live without these products ::

This Mac lipstick has become a favorite since I met multiple bloggers at the Reward Style conference in Dallas wearing it. I noticed that this shade called 'Girl About Town' works on nearly every skintone! It's the perfect summer pink. I usually layer mine with the Trish McEvoy lipgloss pictured to add shine and SPF. {This gloss is also my go-to for a little color and shine while at the pool or beach.}

Chanel nailpolish is one of my favorite beauty "splurges" since all their colors are amazing. I love this poppy red shade for summer.

The two makeup products I use each and every day during summer are my Bobbi Brown shimmer brick {in Beige}  and Nars bronzer {in Casino}. Since I block out my face daily with SPF 50, the bronzer helps my face have color and match the rest of my body. The shimmer brick doubles as my daily eyeshadow and face highlighter. Just a little sweep over the eyelids and cheeks gives a gorgeous all-over glow! {This pretty pink powder brush is part of the new Topshop Beauty collection. I'm loving this gorgeous and super-affordable collection...this luxe-feeling brush is just $16!}

L'Occitane's Almond Shower Oil is a must-have in my shower. I used this heavenly smelling oil as my shaving cream. It leaves my skin so soft that no after-shower moisturizer is needed!

Those of you who know me know I am the faux-tan queen! I have tried countless sunless-tanning products and the St. Tropez Mousse is the very best. Everytime I use it, I get asked where I got my spray-tan! It looks natural, gives great color with just one application and lasts for about five days! {Just be sure to apply with the application mitt, NOT your bare hands, to avoid staining your hands!}

I credit Beautycounter's Lustro Oil #3 for my clear skin this summer. I was suffering from lots of breakouts this Spring, and after trying several products, facials and peels to no avail, this oil cleared me up within one week! I have hardly had a single breakout since incorporating the Lustro Oil into my nightly regime. {I have oily skin so putting an "oil" on my face felt wrong...but it works!} This product also smells amazing and gives your skin an all-over glow.

Last but not least, this new Nars foundation does a great job of giving both coverage and luminosity. I am always on the hunt for a foundation that covers my skin, hides my area of hyperpigmentation but that doesn't look heavy, and this one is great!

Stylishly yours, 


P.S. Nordstrom's biggest and best sale of the year, the Anniversary Sale, starts TODAY! If you are a Nordstrom card holder, you can shop the sale during early access, which begins today. I will be sharing my sale picks on the blog tomorrow, but in the mean-time, you can check out the sale here. {If you are a card holder, you'll also earn double points on all purchases July 9-16.}




boho obsession

Outfit InspirationSherriComment

Sometimes there's a trend that inspires you to move beyond simply embracing it. In my world, this is the boho trend, which usually sends me straight to a CRAZY IN LOVE, WANNA MOVE TO A COMMUNE, AND RENAME MYSELF SIERRA level of obsession. 

What?

Fringe earrings?  Sure.  Fringe handbag?  Why not?  Fringe booties? Pile that junk on.  

(Crazy.  Obsessed.) 

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Check out a few of my fave boho options above, perfect whether you're a busy mom, or just busy rocking your awesome 70's style all over the commune.  

Until next time,


printed indigo

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Printed indigo is trending this season, along with all things chambray and denim. This Diamond Denim Dress from Anthropologie couldn't be cuter, or more confortable to wear, day to evening. {It's currently on a major sale, over 50% off, making it well under $100!}

I love the fresh look of printed indigo, how it pairs with both neutrals and brights and how it will transition easily into Fall. Here are a few other fun denim and chambray printed pieces ::

Stylishly yours,

joy of living

Clothing, Casual Outfit Inpiration, Outfit Inspiration, Summer, Spring/Summer Style, Mom StyleJackieComment

outfit details :: anthropologie tee // j crew pants // stella & dot necklace // stella & dot bracelet // old navy shoes (similar and on sale) // clare v clutch // kate spade sunglasses (similar) // photos by kate davis photo

I bought this Anthropologie tee a few months ago not really knowing what the french phrase meant.  I honestly just thought it was a great summer tee that I could throw on with shorts for days I was with my kids, but also dress up with skirts and pants for church or a night out with my husband and friends.  

Last week my family received some heartbreaking news about my mother.  It really hit me that life is too short.  We hear it all the time, but each day comes and goes.  Life just moves on without us stopping to realize the blessings we have right in front of us.  Sometimes it takes a blind sided punch in the gut to stop and really smell the roses.  

Joie de Vivre in the english translation means "exuberant enjoyment of life".  Imagine if each day we woke up with the delight of just being alive.  Would we worry less about the little things that in the end are meaningless?  Would we hug our loved ones just a little bit longer and hold them just a little bit tighter?  Would we forgive something that in the moment seems unforgivable?

My wish for all of you today is to love the life you have and find happiness and enjoyment each day.

Happy Monday! 



Fourth of July Sale Round-up

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Happy Fourth! Here are some not-to-miss sales to shop while you are relaxing this weekend!

Yumi Kim, one of my current favorite designers and the maker of this fab floral romper, is offering an additional 30% off all sale merchandise with code FIREWORK.

Anthropologie is offering an additional 20% off all sale merchandise! New sale items have just been added, like this colorful swing tank, which is now half-price!

My favorite crossbody/clutch is marked down on Gigi New York's Happy 4th sale. Not only are a lot of gorgeous bags on sale, but you'll receive free shipping and a gift with purchase, too!

Nordstrom has TONS of amazing summer items {clothes, shoes and accessories} marked down up to 40% off. This Free People dress is one of them!

Old Navy is offering 35% off their entire site, including two of my favorite go-to shorts this season! These cut-off's are perfect and these soft floral shorts couldn't be comfier! 

Happy Fourth!

P.S. I was featured on About.com as an 'Atlanta Insider' this week. If you are interested in reading my favorite places to visit, eat and shop around Atlanta, click here to check out the interview!